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Roadrunnr acquires TinyOwl; Runnr live in Mumbai with delivery tracking

Carthero Technologies, the parent of logistics and supply chain company Roadrunnr has acquired food delivery app TinyOwl for an undisclosed amount. Note that earlier last month, both the companies were expected to merge into one, and release an app called Runnr which would deal with food delivery. TinyOwl has now rebranded to Runnr instead of keeping its brand name, as TinyOwl co-founder Harshvardhan Mandad told MediaNama it would last month. The Runnr app has the same interface as TinyOwl. We’re presuming that instead of building from scratch, Runnr just replaced the TinyOwl logo and name. The app still shows restaurants as “temporarily closed for service improvement” outside Mumbai (We checked Pune and Bangalore). Two weeks ago, TinyOwl had shuttered operations across all its cities except some areas of Mumbai. All of TinyOwl’s 100 employees will join Runnr. Runnr has basically pivoted from logistics to B2C food delivery and is available both on Android and iOS. The company’s app is live in south Mumbai and claims to have 150 restaurants on the platform, without a minimum order size and live delivery tracking, a feature Swiggy first introduced when it launched in the market. Bangalore based Runnr was founded in 2015 by Mohit Kumar and Arpit Dave. Possibly faster food delivery through Runnr According to TinyOwl’s Mandad, Runnr is expected to launch sequentially in 6 cities. While speaking to MediaNama last month, Mandad said that the company would have delivery control over its orders, unlike TinyOwl’s system where restaurants delivered food on their own.…

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I'm a MediaNama alumna from 2015-16 (remember TinyOwl?) now back to cover e-services like food and grocery delivery, app based transport and policies, platforms and media in India.

MediaNama’s mission is to help build a digital ecosystem which is open, fair, global and competitive.

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